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US Lacrosse All-America team includes Kennard-Dale's Morgan Day

Following a senior season in which she broke the national goal-scoring record for girls' high school lacrosse, Kennard-Dale's Morgan Day received one more honor.

Day and two others from District 3 were selected to the U.S. Lacrosse Girls' High School All-American Team. Manheim Township's Emily McBride and Lancaster Country Day's Kelly Daggett also received first-team nods.

U.S. Lacrosse released its all-America and all-academic teams Wednesday, but Day received word of her selection during the Rams' postseason run — around the time she broke the national scoring record. Day finished with 469 career goals and passed the previous mark of 459, which is recognized by the National Federation of State High School Associations.

"I've never gotten anything all-American-wise before," she said. "To come off such a good season and be chosen for that is a great feeling and accomplishment."

Six more girls from Central Pennsylvania received honorable mention, including Kennard-Dale freshman goalkeeper Clare Boone.

"When I saw that, I was so happy for her and surprised," Day said. "Even though it's honorable mention, it's a huge deal. It shows just how great of a goalie she is."

All three first-team selections from Central Pennsylvania are committed to Division I colleges. Day will play at Saint Francis University, McBride is bound for the University of Virginia, and Daggett is headed to Penn State.

In addition to the all-America team, three York Catholic juniors — Lindsey China, Maura Palandro and Lisa Casagrande — made the all-academic team.

BOYS' HONORS >> U.S. Lacrosse's all-America and all-academic honors for boys will not be released until July 1, but the Central Pennsylvania panel made its selections.

Seniors Hunter Betz of West York and Frankie Marquet of Dallastown received all-America nominations from the regional committee, which includes District 3 and areas from Harrisburg to State College.

Kennard-Dale's Josh Eaton and Red Lion's Joe Dashler received all-academic honors, while Lions coach Stefan Striffler was selected as Coach of the Year.

Eastern York standout Conrad Rhein received the Central Pennsylvania Bob Scott Award, which is given for character.

Players were honored during the YAIAA boys' lacrosse banquet last month at Heritage Hills.

Contact Matt Goul at 771-2045.